An urban mobility company from San Francisco, USA has joined the e-scooter craze here in Abu Dhabi.
Lime has rolled out its stable of e-scooters along the 8km-long Corniche, with an initial fleet of 300 ready to be used by residents and even tourists.
The capital is the first city in the GCC region to carry Lime e-scooters.
Founded in 2017, Lime (originally called LimeBike) was the brainchild of Brad Bao and Toby Sun. A $335 million funding in 2018 propelled it to unicorn status or a valuable start-up company with real earning potential.
Lime currently operates in more than 120 cities across more than 30 countries.
Aside from e-scooters, it also provides electric bikes, normal pedal bikes and car sharing systems.
Abu Dhabi users can access the e-scooters by downloading the Lime app. Unlocking the e-scooter will cost AED 3 and an additional AED 1 per minute thereafter.
It was in August this year when the Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Centre legalised the use of e-scooters in the city to promote sustainable transport.
Berlin-based company Circ was the first company to get a license from authorities to operate e-scooters in Abu Dhabi.